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Mel and Faye's Diner

) #2 of 43 Restaurants in Jackson $$ - $$$ American,
31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
+1 209-223-0853
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (32 reviews)
“fries” (13 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
Open Now
04:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mel's is Mel's. You can always get a decent meal from their extensive menu BUT the resturant can get crowded and very, very noisy. Sometimes so noisy that it isn't relaxing or enjoyable to eat at Mel's. That said, there is a large menu and...More

Thank jacksonfoodie2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great job the restaurant did. Their were about 40 people attending this function and the service was great. They served Prime Rib and Fried Chicken. The Prime Rib was cooked well and the Chicken was crispy/There were 4 different kinds of salads, rolls,...More

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We ate there last Tuesday for lunch. Three of us had burgers and one of us had roast beef. All The sandwiches were delicious! The meat was tender and very tasty. My son had bacon on his and wow! Best bacon I have tasted in...More

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is good,simple,old fashioned,fried food.Big menu ,big portions and good prices.The salad bar is ample and healthy.Service is quick and friendly.A locals favorite. Great bar...

Thank Usedbones
Reviewed 10 May 2017

In all the years we have been going there, we did not even know this restaurant was there. I had a hamburger, husband had breakfast other couple had hamburger and her husband breakfast and it was all good. the hamburger was just the right size...More

Thank GoldenAgeGrandma
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We were getting ready to leave town and needed a good breakfast. This was absolutely great local joint. Staff was friendly, service was quick but attentive. Food was fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. The plus is that they appear to use some local food products...More

Thank Trang L
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It was a Friday night but there were too many people crammed into the dining room with children running around. That being said, the prime rib and loaded baked potato were good and the salad bar was well stocked. I would eat here again but...More

Thank SailingJon
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was a great place to eat dinner. Also is you had a party they have a banquet room you can reserve

Thank darleneb979
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Grandma/Grandpa took grand kids to the gold country for a research project. Excellent chow and extremely friendly (and pretty busy at dinner time). Definite recommend!

Thank KauaiLover2013
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This food at Mel and Faye's Dinner was amazing. Plenty of room and a comfortable atmosphere. This dinner had so much nostalgic nick nacks to to admire while you where enjoying your food.

Thank gildapark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 23:00
04:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 N State Highway 49-88, Jackson, CA 95642
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Amador County  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 209-223-0853
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